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Organic Synthesis and Asymmetric Catalysis

TCH laboratory conducts research in the field of catalysis, in particular, the development of new catalysts towards practical asymmetric synthesis. 


Group Newsroom

Group Updates



  • We celebrated TCH lab's 20th Anniversary!   


  • We welcome Huang Chi as our new PhD student! 


  • Congratulations to Prof Tan for winning the Ta-shue Chou Lectureship Award!



  • Congratulations to Yang Ziqi for winning the Singapore International Chemistry Conference (SICC-II) Poster Award!


  • We welcome exchange student from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, He Chenxi to our group!



  • We welcome research fellow, Dr. Xi Longyi to our group!


  • We welcome research fellow, Dr. Xu Chaoran to our group!

  • We welcome lab manager, Joshua Loh to our group!

  • We welcome exchange student from Huaibei Normal University, Li Qi to our group!


  • We welcome our new PhD students:

    • Chew Jia Shen

    • Eugene Kuek Jun Rong

    • He Jiahao

    • Liu Zeyuan

    • Sun Yunqi

  • And also undergraduate exchange student:​

    • Zhou Xianxian​


  • We welcome project officer, Christopher Kevin Wijaya to our group!


  • We welcome PhD exchange student from Sorbonne Université, Alexandre Millanvois to our group!



  • Congratulations to Prof. Tan Choon Hong on his conferment of the Singapore National Academy of Science Fellowship!


  • Congratulations to Dr. Zhang Xin for winning the 2019 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (2019年度国家优秀自费留学生奖学金)!


  • Mr. Chen Wenchao has become Dr. Chen Wenchao We congratulate him on achieving his doctorate degree! 


  • Congratulations to Dr. Zhang Xin for winning the ASIAN Journal of Organic Chemistry Poster Award!



  • Congratulations to Dr. Zhang Xin for being one of the top 10 finalists for the Reaxys PhD Prize! 

  • Congratulations to Dr. Ren Jingyun for winning the SNIC Poster Prize for Excellence in Synthetic Chemistry at the 1st China‑Singapore Collaborative Synthetic Chemistry Conference!


  •  We welcome our new URECA students:

    • Khoa ​Kha Tuan

    • Norman Koo Tze Wei


  • Congratulations to Mr. Chen Wenchao for winning the Poster Award during the second Chemistry National Meeting Singapore (ChnmSG-2)!

Recruitment Notice

SG Academies South-East Asia Fellowship (SASEAF) Programme

The SASEAF Programme aims to attract bright postgraduate researchers from South-East Asia to Singapore research institutions for a 2 year long postdoctoral fellowship. The programme is administered by three academies in Singapore - the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), together with the Academy of Medicine Singapore (AMS), and the Academy of Engineering Singapore (AES) - and is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF). It involves the participating host institutions (including Singapore universities and research institutions such as A*STAR) and candidates aligning to agreed fields of research (science, medicine, engineering, and computer science).

A monthly stipend ranging from S$4000 to 6500 will be provided. The exact figure will depend on the experience and performance of the Fellow. An additional S$4000 will be provided for overseas travel during the 2 year long fellowship period. Fellows will also gain access to professional development opportunities (events, seminars and training programmes) and opportunities to learn more about Singapore. This will help to foster stronger ties between SASEA Fellows and Singapore. 

Please submit the online application before 30 Nov 2021

For more information and application procedure, please visit: 

For queries, please contact the SNAS administrator at

We are also looking for passionate, motivated and independent individuals who are interested in the field of chemistry research.

Research Staff

The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an opportunity for early career scientists, engineers and scholars from Singapore and around the world to conduct independent investigations in any discipline at NTU, often regarded as the most research intensive university in Asia. The postdoctoral appointment is intended to provide a pathway to an academic appointment as an assistant professor or to another international postdoctoral assignment.

To apply:

Kindly email your application package and the following documents to Prof. Tan Choon Hong (

1. Cover Letter

2. Comprehensive CV (with full publication list)

3. Official transcript or Degree Certificate in English (PhD degree)

4. Research proposal (in no more than 2 pages)

5. Contact information of two referees (one must be your PhD Supervisor)

6. Top 3 publications (in PDF)

7. Any other supporting documents

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More information can be found at:

PhD / MSc in Chemistry

At NTU, a PhD in Chemistry is a 4 year long programme that trains students to work in chemistry through a broad and flexible base of coursework and research. Students take advanced courses that focus on active research topics and perform research under the supervision of world‑class experts in many fields of chemistry. 

More information can be found at:


We also welcome FYP and URECA students. If you are interested in joining TCH laboratory, please contact Prof. Tan Choon Hong at

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